logolatry

logolatry

veneration or excessive regard for words. — logolatrous, adj.
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In extreme cases, this meant the suspicion that all images--whether mental or physical--were idols.(33) For the reformers, the "idolatry" of theatrical representation (worship of the image) was eclipsed by the new "logolatry" (worship of the Word).